To get a sense of what is at stake in Yasuni National Park if plans to drill continue, Diego Mosquera of the Tiputini Biodiverity Station observed jaguar populations over a seven year period between 2005 and 2012, concluding that the area is extremely rare in terms of jaguar densities.
Manu National Park is the location of a plot where the largest number of species of butterflies has been identified in any one particular place on the planet, with 1307, more than twice the number found in the entire United States.
Army ants are mobile communities of ants that number in the thousands. This community revolves around a queen, whom will lay a quarter of a million eggs during a stationary phase. These ants form a well-documented social community, with different ants performing different functions in the group.